Title: Annulated Butterfly of New South Wales
Method: Original Copper-line engraving with vibrant original hand-colouring
Description: Two annulated (striped,ringed) Butterflies collected by early naturalists in the Colony of Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia. for The Naturalist's Pocket Magazine; or, Compleat Cabinet of Curiosities and Beauties of Nature, containing elegant coloured prints of birds, fishes, flowers, insects, quadrupeds, shells, and other natural productions...'
Series published between 1798-1802 by Harrison, Cluse & Co, No 108, Newgate Street (London)'. This print published November 16th, 1800. Rare.
Size: 145mm by 85mm (size of print only)
Size of conservation presentation in antique frame = 230mm x 180mm
Condition = slight paper discolouration, notable consequence of age.